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Stinging Insect IPM for Schools and Similar Areas 2001

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Project Leaders: Lynn Braband, Carolyn Klass, Joyce Rodler, Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann

Cooperators: School districts in New York State, Suffolk County Farm and Education Center, selected Suffolk County (high risk) facilities, Pat Cozzarin Pest Management

Type of grant: Cultural methods; sanitation; physical controls

Project locations: Albany Co., Livingston Co., Ontario Co. (yellowjacket trap trials only), Rensselaer Co., Suffolk Co., Tompkins Co.

Abstract: Stinging insects are considered to be high-priority pests in the urban environment. There are many risks associated with stinging insects, including the chance of having a severe allergic reaction to a sting, and the potential to become exposed to pesticides. A proactive stinging insect management program tailored for schools and similar settings is proposed. This project focuses on demonstration of techniques and education of the school buildings and grounds staff in non-toxic stinging insect management.